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in law enforcement for years and years. and, mike, let's just you and i walk through what we know right now as we're looking at these pictures, coming into cnn for first time, what more do you know? >> well, brooke, we're hearing also from our affiliate kprc, they have one person detained there on campus. where on campus? we don't know. they don't -- they're not sure if this is the person who was the active shooter there, on the campus of the lone star college, harris north campus, they don't know. but i've been watching this for a number of minutes before i came on with you, brooke. and i've seen at least two, possibly three people that they had been working on, the ems has been working on, there on the scene. we don't know the conditions of anyone injured there. we don't know whether or not this person they have detained again is the active shooter that was there on campus. >> all right, mike. what is happening as we see this tremendous law enforcement presence? how do they, as we know that this college is telling people, if you're on campus, shelter in place. look at the masses of ca
that crash. >>> thousands of people marched in washington today, demanding tough new gun laws. gun control laws. it's the first major antigun demonstration since the newtown, connecticut, shootings. it comes just days after a bill was introduced in congress that would ban assault rifles, semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity magazines. we'll have more on today's march just ahead. >> internet hacker s somehow managed to crack into the website of the u.s. department of justice today and they said they're not finished causing trouble. it's that group whose members call themselves anonymous and they're angry about what they call the government's role in a well known internet activist. emily schmidt watching the developments from washington. did these hackers do anything damaging or is this some sort of vandalism? >> it's a little too early to know, rhetoric and what is a real threat. what we know is this cyberattack was serious enough that it has prompted response from the u.s. government. zee a new status update from the united states sentencing commission. it says early this morning, the c
also expected to attend. even as the president convenes this meeting, a law enforcement backlash continues. a wisconsin sheriff is now encouraging citizens to take up arms and not solely rely on law enforcement for protection. >> with officers laid off and furloughs, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. you can beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide undered bed, or you can fight back. with you reprepared? consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we can get there. >> that's a radio ad running right now in wisconsin. sheriff david clarke defended that add on cnn's "starting point." he said it's necessary because of budget constraints. >> and last year with the budget cut, i had to lay off 42 people. the city of milwaukee police department that i work with, in conjunction with them anyway for public safety in milwaukee county, this year is furloughing 1,500 officers three days each. that's 4,500 fewer officer days that will be spent on the street. >> sheriff clarke is joining other sheriffs and buc
is such a sticky issue. then they say they are going to put laws in place to attract the world's best and brightest. meaning they will do their best to still allow people into this country who want to work hard and can do well for the country. then, improve employment verification, or e-verification. this is something that is critically important to a lot of pushers of comprehensive immigration reform and also a lot of conservatives. then allow immigrants to fill low-skill jobs. that's important to democrats and republicans in big agriculture producing states. another thing i should mention is they are definitely also putting big emphasis on border supreme court by. that is another thing that republicans very much push and say that is the first and most important aspect of any comprehensive immigration bill. some of the details still have to be worked out, and sources who were familiar with this process who started right after the election, do say that some of the details of path to citizenship or border security are sort of left on the table and that is something that you never know. these are the
-sex equality. >> our jurny is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are accepted under the law. >> but it's not yet clear what specifically the president will do for gays and lesbians. joining us now is ray carey, executive director of the national gay and lesbian task force. welco welcome, ray. >> thank you, carol. >> thank you for coming back. when you were listening to the president's speech what went through your mind? >> certainly i was struck with the historic nature of him talking about gay, you know, gay people and marriage and our love for each other and the equality of that. i was also struck, though, with what an american inauguration it was. we had sonia sotomayor, we had a gay cuban poet, we were even included in the benediction so i think what that really showed was it wasn't just obama saying the word gay once it was a representation of the direction our country is headed in, both in who speaks, and who is made visible. >> the other interesting thing that happened just today is this baltimore ravens player wants to use the super bowl to promote gay equality. i me
suit. they're basing the defense here on a colorado law that holds that unborn fetuses are not persons with legal rights. let me back that up again. the catholic institution, its defense, those fetuses weren't persons. you do not have to be a theologian at this point to see what you might consider some serious hypocrisy here. a total disconnect from the catholic doctrine that maintains life begins at the stage of conception. where does that leave you legally? joe jackson. i don't know if legally it leaves us anywhere but it sure is a talking point. >> it really is because it's a distinction between what's morally right and legally right. here world series's what you have the catholic teachings and faith and conception, with respect life, we want you to bear life, we want you to have this -- you know, a fetus should be respected. now you have the lawyers saying, look, colorado's wrongful death statute, which protects, you know, people, right? that's the argument. people against negligence, which causes their death, the issue becomes should that unborn fetus be entitled to the legal prot
measures and, of course, new york state's new gun control law which is now the toughest in the nation and signed into law by andrew cuomo last month. we're covering all aspects of senator feinstein's new bill. dana bash has been following this. she's going to join our crime and justice correspondent. first to you, dana, on capitol hill, theatrics are often times discussed as part of the problem when discussing the military-style assault weapons in the first place and there will be no shortage of theatrics, right? >> that's right. you can see behind me what is going to happen. i counted ten assault weapons that are on display that they decided was critical to display because they want to make a point. they want to show these and to argue that these kinds of weapons are simply not needed in the hands of every day americans. you can probably see here, there are two lines of ropes. that is because it is not legal for these weapons -- never mind being in the united states capitol but also to be in the d.c. -- in d.c. it breaks the d.c. gun laws. so they got special permission from the d.c.
and puts dangerous weapons into the hands of criminals who essentially don't follow the law, something else that could be part of this legislation is creating a registry for any weapons that were obtained before this ban goes in place, and a speech this week one of the nra's eleader's's wayne lapierre says that was totally unacceptable to the nra. >> dianne feinstein's conference is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. eastern, about two hours from now. >>> the military is making a major change, for the first time in history women will be allowed to serve on the front lines but don't expect to see changes right away. pentagon correspondent chris lawrence tells us why. >> reporter: army infantry, marine recon, even special ops, on thursday, they all opened to women for the first time. the pentagon is eliminating its ban on women in combat, but there's a catch. did you know today's army would be so different than the one you joined? >> no. >> reporter: staff sergeant kelly rodriguez deployed three times to iraq and afghanistan and became one of the first female combat medics to work directly with special
are the pictures. he and the vice president sat down with law enforcement leaders from all across the country, including those from aurora, colorado, from oak creek, wisconsin, newtown, connecticut, all sites of mass shootings just in this last year. and the president wants their take on his gun control measures. we reported on those 23 executive actions he has proposed, several proposals as well for congress to take up and pass. once again, the president, the vice president putting the pressure on lawmakers to act. >> the only way that we're going to be able to do everything that needs to be done is with the cooperation of congress. and that means passing serious laws that restrict the access and availability of assault weapons and magazine clips that aren't necessary for hunters and sports men and those who are responsible gun owners, who are out -- >> now, i mentioned this capitol hill showdown because let's be clear, this is not just between the political parties here, but two familiar opponents. you have senator dianne feinstein of california, who just a couple of days ago, introduced th
, avery friedman, civil rights attorney and law professor in cleveland and richard herman, new york criminal defense attorney and law professor joins us from miami this week. let's start with the class action lawsuits being filed against the subway restaurant chain. this is an ireport photo of one of the many that turned up around the world and the internet showing subway sandwiches that don't measure up to the company's foot-long claim. subway won't comment on pending legal action but did release this statement -- "for 47 years customer satisfaction has been our top priority. we regret any instance where we did not full fully deliver on our promise to customers." richard, how big a deal is this? >> miguel, does size really matter? does it really matter? does that half an inch or an inch really matter? >> it matters to somebody. attorneys out there. >> to somebody, that's right. >> it seems to matter. that foot-long, all those commercials with the song, well, they're not a foot long. they're 11 inches long or 11 1/2 inches long. it's not like mcdonald's who says, look, i got a quart
trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades. it's disa pointing, but not surprising. the american people know gun ban dos not work. a sponsor of the proposed assault weapons ban, connecticut senator richard blumenthal next hour. what are the final battle lines? one has been eliminated. women are no longer banned from combat units. leon panetta issued the order in the last 30 minutes. >> therefore today general dempsey and i are pleased to announce that we are eliminating the direct ground combat exclusion rule for women. we are moving forward with a plan to eliminate all unnecessary gender-based barriers to serve. >> eliminating the ban will take time and the assessment phase. each branch will examine all the jobs and units not accepting women and then produce a timeline for integration. every three months, service leaders will have to check on their progress and if it's found they are not suited for a unit, an exemption may be sought. one part of the air force, they have been side by side, fighting on the ground for more than a decade. >> this is tech sergeant andre
law and his slum landlord business in inner-city chicago. >> my, how things have changed. they addressed benghazi. >> i sent him there originally. it was a great personal loss to lose him and three other brave americans. but i also have looked back and tried to figure out what we could do so nobody would be in this position again. we also live in a dangerous world. and the people i'm proud to serve and work with in our diplomatic and development personnel ranks, they know it's a dangerous and risky world. we just have to do everything we can to make it as secure as possible for them. >> i think one of the things that humbles you as president, i'm sure hillary feels the same way as secretary of state, you realize all you can do every single day is to figure out a direction. make sure that you are working as hard as you can to put people in place where they can succeed. ask the right questions, shape the right strategy. but it's going to be a team that both succeeds and fails. it's a process of constant improvement because this world is big and it is chaotic. >> tonight the
laws force the irs to update their systems and delay filing season this year. >>> on thursday senate confirmation hearings begin for defense secretary chuck hagel. he has secured support from several key senators but he's expected to face tough questioning from some republican opponents. and friday is expected to be hillary clinton's last day as secretary of state. the exact timing of her departure depends on hearings for john kerry who president obama tapped to replace her. that will do it for me. cnn newsroom continues right now with don lemon. have a great week. >>> hello, everyone. top of the hour. i'm don lemon. thank you so much for joining us. survivors of a nightclub fire in brazil are describing a nightmare scene. bodies all over the ground. firefighters trying to smash down the walls. terrified people being trampled. so many people dead. this nightclub was way overcrowded with dangerous pyrotechnics show going on inside. straight ahead is rafael romo. i want you to give us an updated count of the yash yults. >> this is way too preliminary yet. authorities still going over t
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assistance. just a click away with the geico mobile app. >>> egyptian government has approved new laws now, giving the army the right to arrest civilians. president mohamed morsi has declared a state emergency ordered a month-long curfew in cities after days of violence. on saturday, 38 people died when the city of port said erupted into fighting. following the sentencing of 21 locals to death in their roles of the deadliest soccer riot in egypt's history. 74 people died and 1,000 more injured when fans from both teams rushed the field last year. they bashed each other with rocks and chairs. the case, of course, causing a lot of controversy during egypt's revolution in 2011, well-organized soccer fan clubs became revolutionaries, taking on brutal government forces. when the soccer riots happened, questions and conspiracy theories began to swirl. many believe police allowed the violence to take place as payback. >>> did lance armstrong lie during his oprah winfrey interview? some of his critics think so. armstrong says he stopped doping in 2005 and didn't dope when he made his comeback in 2
to citizenship for some of those law abiding -- otherwise law abiding illegal immigrants in this country. so he's looking at sort of this overall comprehensive package, and the president and his advisors feel like they could make some movement on it in the second term. why? well, you look at who supported the president in the 2012 election. he got more than 70% of the hispanic votes. republicans realize that and you're starting to hear sort of this warming up to the idea to do something about immigration, immigration reform. and so, you know, the president had promised in his first campaign that he was going to make movement on this, did not deliver the way that some hispanics had expected him to do. they're hopeful that in his second term that can happen. >> dan lothian you just used the words warming up, and i know that you got the assignment outside of the national cathedral today and it is bitterly, bitterly cold. i want you to tell me a little bit about the warmth and love inside that cathedral. we're looking at more of the live pictures. this is an awesome event. people may forget it's an
initiatives has argued that under colorado law, to be a person one must at some point have been born alive. a glaring contradiction to catholic church teachings which says begins as the conception. catholic officials said in a statement in this case as catholic organizations we are in union with the moral teachings of the church. that doesn't add up if this case. as a catholic organization, the hospital is supposed to follow the chunk's teachings laid out in the ethical and religious directives from the u.s. council of bishops. no abortions, no contraceptives, nos direct sterilization and it clearly states, cath hick health ministry witnesses to the sangity of life from the moment of conception until death. while the moral debate continues so does jeremy's legal battle. after he lost in the lower courts, the defense lawyers for the doctors and the hospital owned by catholic health initiatives went after him for $118,000 in legal fees, garnishing his wages. >> bye. >> he's now bankrupt and struggling to care for his daughters 9-year-old libby on his own. >> tears, the pain, the heart ache.
for the most hardened law enforcers. >> it is. i can't imagine if that was my child. i can't imagine the pain that her mother and stepfather must wake up with every day. i couldn't imagine that. >> that was our dog, that was our cat. >> reporter: today, cherrie would be 34. if she's alive this is what investigators think she might look like. >> i don't know. she could be married and have children and have graduated and, you know, i could be a grandmother. >> reporter: after all these years, janis mckinney still isn't ready to say good-bye to her daughter. at the cemetery, no gravestone, just an angel. >> until i see something or hold something or know something, i can't put it to rest yet. >> reporter: janis mckinney still hopes her daughter is alive, but alive or dead, she says, she just needs to know what happened and why someone would have snatched her little 8-year-old girl. and unfortunately since we spoke with investigator mcgraw there, those tips that he was talking about did not pan out. but one of the new lead investigators on the case told me today that they're still getting tips, t
of people marched in washington today demanding new gun control laws. it comes just days after a bill was introduced in congress that would ban assault rifles, semi-automatic weapons, and high-capacity magazines. >>> long-time iowa democratic senator tom harkin says he will not run for re-election in 2014. harkin served ten years in the house before his election to the senate in 1984. he is 73 years old. >>> president obama released a statement praising harkin's work on health care and his efforts to help americans with disabilities. >>> tonight, for the entire hour, we're tackling the story everyone is talking about. you've heard the name. >> manti te'o, the notre dame star -- >> manti te'o is trying to explain -- >> the manti te'o fake girlfriend hoax. >> biggest manti mysteries. >> in the already strange manti te'o story. >> and if you've heard the story you're probably a bit confused. we're going to run it all down and get some insight from those who know. the experts on this type of con. the producer of the tv show "catfish." another victim who says what happened to manti te'o ha
taken law and twisted it into something unimaginable. >> reporter: a flogging in a public square this month. this man's crime, he dared smoke a cigarette. islamist militants setting an example for the hundreds of thousands in mahli still living under their rule. they work as truck drivers when militants overran the town the men were thrown in prison accused of stealing. after three months he says the jailers dragged them from their cells by their feet, tied turbines around their wrists and began to hack off their hands. i prefer dying to being like this he says. my hand hurts. high heart hurts. i only have god to turn to. so the man says the pain was terrible. it was the only thing i could feel. now they say unable to earn a living and they wander from house to house, their lives, they say are over. he was a radio journalist who spoke out against punishment. each time they want to do something barbaric i put out a call to people on the radio and they responded he told us. i denounced them he said. he was brutally beaten by armed militants can and left to die. he escaped to the ca
the supreme court could add to the docket this year. a case out of oklahoma that dealt with personhood laws. abortion opponents in oklahoma wanted to bring to a vote this idea of a personhood law that would mean that life begins at conception that would outlaw all abortions for any reason. the supreme court rejected that. they decided not to add that to the docket. abortion opponents are looking for that perfect case to come to bring to the supreme court that could defeat roe v. wade and they haven't found it yet. it's a fight that continues. right now it's happening more along the fringes though. >> thank you, athena. >>> north korea is ramping up the threats. the country is turning its sights south and one u.s. official is now calling it troubling. it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here. let's see if walmart's low price guar
of adhering to the founding principles, respecting the rule of law, and those who came here for a better life. >> anna, is this an idea whose time has come? >> i think so. i think it's been played strategically in a brilliant manner. marco rubio who is part of this gang of six in the senate. they've been working on this from day one after the election. i think they're ready to come out with something. i think you're going to see that marco rubio has laid a lot of the groundwork by selling these principles. he's gotten great enzorsment and support from one of the most right wing pun makers. now it's time to act upon it and grow it from there. it is basically the only thing happening in congress today, where there is a bipartisan movement on both chambers and both sides of the aisle. >> the election is a long time ago, i've been hearing this a long time ago. why wait? why haven't we heard anything from them? why are they waiting on a president? >> because timing is everything. you know what, if i were you, i wouldn't put money on them waiting on the president. the president's going to speak on
and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> it's interesting the president chose this time to make his strongest stand, because as you know, dan, the supreme court will take up same-sex marriage in march. >> reporter: that's right. carol, i don't think it should be too much of a surprise because recall over the first term, much of the first term the president was evolving on this issue of gay marriage, only in may that the president finally come out in support of same-sex marriage and so i don't think we should be too surprised by that. this apparently is a continuation of that evolution, and one interesting point is we're here at the washington national cathedral here in washington for the prayer service, as you pointed out. this is a church that less than two weeks ago came out saying that they would support same-sex marriages and taking part in the service today an openly gay pastor, reverend nancy wilson, she will be, along with others, offering prayers for the pre
difficult to do but if that can be found, and i think we're going to have good immigration law. >> the president extended really an olive branch, if you will, before the inaugural address to republicans saying that he's going to try to reach out more, perhaps invite people over to the white house, whether or not he kind of joked about playing cards and golf and that type of thing. if the president were to reach out to you more in the second term, would you take him up on it? would you be a part of a group that would really try to break through some of the nastiness that we've seen in washington? >> of course i would. and i would give an example of my doing that as i tried to work very closely with republican and democrats in the congress and with the president the first nine months of obama care, trying to reach a bipartisan agreement. but we weren't moving fast enough for the president. he decided to go ahead on a part dan basis. so i got nine months there of working very closely. i can tell you, more recently, there's an inaugural lunch after his speech and i was invited to t
laws, it's the first anti-gun demonstration since the newtown shooting. disgraced cyclist lance armstrong said he is ready to cooperate with a agency tasked with cleaning up doping in the sport. this announcement as the head of the u.s. anti-doping agency sat down with cbs to respond to armstrong's oprah confession. >> it's amazing. this guy, you could go to any kindergarten in this country or frankly around the world, and find kids playing tag or four-square and ask them what cheating is. and every one of them will tell you it's breaking the rules of the game. no real athlete has to look up the definition of cheating and it's offensive to clean athletes who are out there working hard to play by the rules. >>> the usda wants answers giving armstrong until february 6th to talk to them, but the lawyer said that his busy schedule means that won't happen. long-time iowa democrat said he will not run for re-election in 2014. he served ten years in the house before his election to the senate in 1984, he is 73 years old. the president released a statement praising him on his work on he
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